Centum Learning, a leading global organization in the corporate training and skill development landscape, has been honored with two prestigious awards at the coveted ‘HR Excellence Awards 2018’ held in Mumbai, India on May 25, 2018.
Centum Learning has been awarded under two categories; ‘Leading Practices under Diversity and Inclusion Initiative’ for their work in the deaf community through Centum Foundation’s Centum GRO Initiative. Centum Foundation had established Centum GRO to skill the deaf youth in India. The second award is for ‘Leading Practices in Technology Deployment’ which signifies Centum’s growth from a classroom oriented instruction model to a blended technology driven training organization. Centum’s practices to deploy technology for the best possible benefit of employees and clients struck a chord in the minds of the esteemed jury.
The award ceremony witnessed jurors and panellists from esteemed organizations like a Future group, Suzlon Energy, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Infosys, Ericsson and L&T Financial Services among others.
On this occasion Sanjay Bahl, CEO, and MD, Centum Learning said, “We are honored to receive these prestigious awards, reflecting the global state-of-the-art initiatives that we have undertaken to make Centum a leading organization in the training and learning sector. We are committed to changing/uplifting the face of L&D in India.’
The Jury was especially impressed by Centum’s journey from a human-led to a techno-led organization and applauded the smart learning online platform – Centum LearnPro that was created providing anytime anywhere access to both internal employees as well as for trainings conducted for the clients ensuring high level of engagement and learning outcome.
For the other award category, the Jury lauded Centum on its inclusivity and accessibility initiatives for the Deaf in India. Centum’s attempts to bridge the gap between PwDs & the rest of the world by providing skill training programs for the physically challenged and enhancing their employability quotient were also acknowledged. Furthermore, jury appreciated Centum for reaching out proactively to employers for placement opportunities to ensure trainees’ financial independence while, on the other hand, mentoring Corporates to let the PwDs work at par with their other employees.
About Centum Learning
Centum Learning is a leading global organization in the training and skill development landscape. An ISO 9001:2015 certified company, its mission is to improve business productivity and enhance youth employability. Centum Learning, with over 2000 learning and development specialists in 15+ countries and their domain expertise in over 21 industry verticals, has skilled more than 1.5 million people.
With the legacy of Bharti Group and rich experience of over 11 years in learning & development space, Centum Learning has provided customized end-to-end training solutions to more than 350 corporates globally. Using its unique technology-enabled blended learning methodology and use of its smart learning platform – Centum LearnPro, Centum Learning is providing 360-degree training solutions from entry level to senior management.
In India, Centum Learning has set up Centum WorkSkills India, in partnership with NSDC, to enhance skills of millions of youth across the country and empower them with livelihood linked skilling programs.
Centum Learning has also partnered with Central Board of Secondary Education-CBSE and various state governments to implement the Vocationalisation of Higher Secondary Education (VHSE) scheme in more than 1300 schools, impacting more than 1,50,000 students across 19 states and union territories in India.
The CSR arm of Centum Learning- Centum Foundation, is the CSR implementing agency for large corporates. Centum Foundation also has a dedicated vertical, called Centum GRO Initiative to empower the Deaf in India to assist them in availing respectable jobs in different domains.
Centum has been widely recognized in several fora- it has received ‘Excellence in Training’ award from World HRD Congress and has featured as the ‘Top 15 Emerging Leaders in Training Outsourcing’ worldwide besides being acknowledged for demonstrating leading practices in ‘Inclusivity & Diversity’. It has also been certified by leading global organization GPTW as a Great Place to Work for the year 2017-18 amongst companies which feature in the gold standard lists and rankings that identify and classify the world’s best workplaces.